iGaming in a post-Brexit environment
As Brexit looms on the horizon, Ron Mendelson from Fast Offshore explains the climate of uncertainty surrounding iGaming operators.
Casino City’s Friday Five: Opening and sports betting edition
This week, we have two opening announcements, sports betting news from several states, the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe schedule announced and Intertops Poker hosting satellites.
Casino City’s Friday Five: Online gambling news edition
This week, Pennsylvania made a big announcement for those anticipating the launch of online casinos in the Keystone State.
Pennsylvania online gambling scheduled for July launch
Players in Pennsylvania can mark 15 July on their calendars as the date online casinos will launch in the Keystone State.
This Week in Gambling: DOJ online gambling lawsuit breakdown
New Hampshire's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice has begun, and the future of online gambling in America is at stake.
The many benefits of securing a Malta gaming license
Malta has been a beacon for the online gaming industry for well over a decade, and its gaming license is now considered the gold standard all over the world. Ron Mendelson from Fast Offshore explains.
Casino City’s Friday Five: More Wire Act news edition
In New Hampshire yesterday, the state's lottery commission was the first to argue the DOJ's opinion to a federal judge. Also this week, we have another massive jackpot winner, an online casino celebrating five years and more.
This Week in Gambling: Online gambling and legal landmines
The Department of Justice now considers online gambling and sports betting between the states illegal.
Casino City’s Friday Five: Spy edition
During the MGC's hearings this week, the Commission heard two sexual harassment complaints as well as reports that Steve Wynn's ex-wife Elaine Wynn and other employees in the company were spied on.
This Week in Gambling: DOJ wants online gambling lawsuit thrown out
The Department of Justice does not want to fight the 15 states suing them over their attack on internet betting.
Sports betting makes positive strides in New Hampshire and Tennessee
Both New Hampshire and Tennessee moved the ball forward yesterday in regards to legalizing sports gambling.
This Week in Gambling: 15 states join DOJ online gambling lawsuit
Just two months after the Department of Justice announced it was changing its opinion on the Wire Act, 15 states and the District of Columbia are set to challenge the DOJ in court.
This Week in Gambling: Washington State lawsuit targets free casino games
Washington has been aggressive towards our industry, even when there is no money being wagered. This suit against Big Fish games could have interesting implications for our industry.
This Week in Gambling: Online gambling, the Wire Act and dark money
Gambling news this week includes the decision of the increasing scrutiny on the Department of Justice decision to change their opinion on the Wire Act.
Dutch Gaming Authority fines two companies
A fine of €400,000 was imposed on Exinvest Limited in Cyprus and 1X Corp. N.V. in Curaçao for illegal gambling websites.
Casino City’s Friday Five: Laws and legislation edition
In the news this week was a complaint filed against the DOJ,approval of a sports betting bill, a U.S. state allowing mobile sports gambling, an online poker bounty tournament and a vote to settle a lawsuit.
Washington, DC approves sports betting bill
The bill paves the way for Intralot, the D.C. Lottery operator, to become the provider of a sports betting app rather than going through a bidding process.
This Week in Gambling: Justice Department sued over Wire Act opinion
One state lottery has already filed suit in U.S. District Court challenging the DOJ, with another threatening to do the same.
NetEnt granted permanent license by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
Since September 2015, NetEnt has been able to supply online casino games in New Jersey while the full license application was being reviewed.
New Hampshire challenges DOJ's opinion on Wire Act
On behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, a complaint has been filed about the 1961 Wire Act applying to lottery sales over the Internet.
This Week in Gambling: DOJ Wire Act opinion corrupt and unethical
Suspicion was that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson had a lot to do with the Department of Justice's decision, and now we know for sure.
Casino City’s Friday Five: Rebranding and partnership edition
This week, we have another state making progress on legalizing sports wagering, a massive jackpot, an online casino handing out $44,500, a new partnership and the rebranding of an iconic Las Vegas Strip casino.
Top 10 US states most likely to legalize sports betting in 2019
As we enter 2019, many states are taking action to move toward legalizing sports betting. Here, Dan Ippolito looks at the states that are most likely to do so within the year.
AGA: Americans support legal sports betting
Majority of Americans support the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal ban on sports betting, according to research released today by the American Gaming Association.
Sports betting approved for four New York casinos
The New York State Gaming Commission approved several sports betting regulations that will allow four casinos in upstate New York to build sportsbooks and offer sports wagering, possibly as soon as this spring.
GPWA Interview: Affiliates and the regulated US gambling market
J. Todd catches up with Chris Capra, Vice President of Digital Operations for William Hill, to discuss the future role of affiliates in a regulated American online gambling market.
APCW Perspectives: Opinions on opinions about opinions
This week J.Todd gives his opinion about what others are saying about the U.S. Department of Justice's change of opinion on the Wire Act.
This Week in Gambling: Online gambling illegal under Wire Act
The U.S. Department of Justice has changed their opinion on the Wire Act, thanks to millions of dollars in donations from Sheldon Adelson.
Casino City’s Friday Five: The Wire Act and sports wagering edition
In addition to two U.S. states working on the legalization of sports betting, we have a new blackjack game and the DOJ announcing the reverse of an opinion regarding the Wire Act.
Governor Baker's plan to legalize sports wagering in Massachusetts
Today Governor Charlie Baker announced plans to file legislation that would permit people in Massachusetts to wager on professional sports.
Rhode Island receives mobile sports betting legislation
President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio will submit legislation in the Senate this afternoon to allow mobile sports wagering through Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino Hotel.
Betting on Sports America ready to debate federal oversight of US sports betting
The controversial subject will be given a high-profile airing at what is being billed as the biggest sports betting event of the year in New York this April: Betting on Sports America.
New US Department of Justice opinion says Wire Act applies to all online gambling
Yesterday, a new opinion from the DOJ declared that the Wire Act prohibits passing bets and wagers across state lines, as well as assisting in placing sports wagers — thus applying the Act to not only sports betting, but any form of gambling crossing state lines.
Bet.Works receives certification for sportsbook platform in US
The U.S.-based iGaming and sportsbooks platform supplier has received one of the first concurrent Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33/GLI-19 certifications for sportsbook operations.
Yocha Dehe, Viejas and Sycuan sue California
The purpose is to enforce the laws regulating the exclusive right of Indian tribes to offer house-banked card games which California voters approved through Proposition 1A.
Governor Rick Snyder vetoes Michigan online gaming bill
On Friday, the Michigan governor vetoed nearly 40 bills, including House Bill 4926, which would have legalized intrastate gaming from Michigan’s state commercial and tribal casino operators.
Michigan becomes 6th state to regulate online gambling in the U.S.
The bill includes provisions for the legalization of real-money internet casino gaming in the state, as well as internet sports betting. It will now be presented to the Governor of Michigan and may then be signed into law at the Governor’s discretion.
The Stars Group announces reversal of $870 million Kentucky judgment
The company unveils that the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in its favor and reversed in its entirety the $870 million judgment issued against it by a trial court judge in December 2015.
AGA comments on sports betting in US capital
The American Gaming Association released a statement after the D.C. City Council passed the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018.
SugarHouse Casino opens first licensed sportsbook in Philadelphia
After completing a two-day operational test period and receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the 1,800 square-foot SugarHouse Casino Sportsbook began accepting sports wagers on Saturday.
AGA applauds creation of Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association
The American Gaming Association released a statement regarding the formation of the not-for-profit organization designed as a collaborative entity to partner with state and tribal gaming regulators.
Rhode Island officially becomes eighth US state to offer sports betting
Twin River Casino in Rhode Island opened Phase I of its sports betting operation on Monday, becoming the first state in New England to offer a legalized and regulated option to bet on sports.
New Mexico Lottery introduces sports wagering
The New Mexico Lottery will be the first lottery in the U.S. to authorize a sports wagering lottery game to be available through its entire retail network, approximately 1,100 retail terminals.
Daily fantasy sports ruled gambling in New York
Acting Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly ruled on Friday that daily fantasy sports contests are a form of gambling and therefore violate the gambling ban in the state's constitution.
Kentucky court rules in favor of Exacta Systems
Ruling says Exacta Systems' historic horse racing system, games and wagers are pari-mutuel and comply with Kentucky statutes and regulations.
GLI certifies first tribal sportsbook in US
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians made history last month as the new sports book at their Pearl River Resort became the first tribal sportsbook in the U.S. to open.
First legal sports bet at Borgata
Borgata became the first Atlantic City casino to accept a legal sports wager under new sports betting regulations in New Jersey.
William Hill opens New Jersey's first sports book
The sports book operator officially opened its sports book at Monmouth Park Racetrack. The historic moment was marked by the placing of the ceremonial first bets by Governor Phil Murphy.
New Jersey legalizes sports gambling
Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events.
The verdict on sports betting is in
The Innovation Group has prepared by the earlier release of our Sports Betting Playbook, as well as our proprietary, targeted, consumer-focused survey on sports betting.